In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Ava DuVernay, writer/director of the film "Middle of Nowhere," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Oprah Winfrey has repeatedly told her 14 mill

 

              In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Ava DuVernay, writer/director of the film "Middle of Nowhere," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Oprah Winfrey has repeatedly told her 14 mill
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Ava DuVernay, writer/director of the film "Middle of Nowhere," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Oprah Winfrey has repeatedly told her 14 million Twitter followers about DuVernay's latest film, “Middle of Nowhere,” which expands to 14 more cities Friday, Oct. 19, after opening in six theaters last week. She described the film as “powerful and poetic.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)